|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cooking time||35 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
Lovely addition to your christmas cheese platter
500 gPears (peeled, halved and cored)
250 gcastor sugar
250 mlwhite wine vinegar
1fresh ginger (1.5 cm piece, thinly sliced)
1⁄2 tAllspice berries (lightly crushed)
1⁄2lemon (Peel the zest)
- Peel the zest from the lemon and put in a pan with the cloves, peppercorns, allspice berries, sliced ginger, lemon juice, vinegar, cinnamon sticks and sugar. Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Peel, core and halve the pears, then add to the pan and simmer for 15 mins, until the pears are tender. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and put in a colander to drain. Meanwhile, increase the heat under the syrup and boil rapidly for 15 mins, until the syrup has reduced by about a third and slightly thickened.
- Pack the fruit into warmed jars and pour over the hot syrup to cover. Seal, label and store in a cool dry place.